There is a lot of concern in our country about the growing persecution of Christians in the Middle-East. ISIS in particular (these days) has taken to beheading those that will not denounce Jesus as Lord. While we know we should pray for them and not condone violence, many (even in the Body) are hoping someone … Continue reading Peace Within, Not Without
I feel like I need to say a little bit more about the effects of Sin in our lives after rereading my previous post, “Is ____ A Sin?” To sum up what I said in that post, Sin (or sinning) is not detrimental to our eternal life but it has potentially severe ramifications in our natural (physical) life. But … Continue reading More About Sin… Really?
Good question. Let’s break it down: Do I sin? Yes. Do I, as a Christian, find my identity in my sin? No. I think a lot of Christians take the whole, “I’m a sinner, saved by grace,” line a little too far by constantly reassuring themselves that it’s okay that they messed up, after all what can … Continue reading Am I A Sinner?
He was tortured to the point of being unrecognizable: beard ripped out (a hand-full at a time), face covered in blood and other people’s saliva, flesh literally shredded. Then He was crucified: freshly ripped open back rubbing up and down the rough-cut wood of the cross, struggling to gasp for air, having to push up … Continue reading The Passion
I have seen this question all over Facebook. My answer, for what it’s worth, is a very humble “sort of.” In reality, it is much more than that - it’s a license to choose. We choose to do this or that. We choose to obey or disobey. We choose to choose God or not. It’s … Continue reading Is “Extreme Grace” a license to sin?